I am an anthropologist with an interest in health, illness, and death, primarily in the UK. I did my undergraduate and masters degrees in anthropology at Durham University, and my doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge (based in the Department for Public Health and Primary Care). For previous projects, I have done fieldwork in the USA, UK, and Ghana. My current work looks at end of life care issues in England.

My research ethnographically explores end-of-life care policy in England, and how it is translated into practice as well as the experiences of those living with chronic and/or terminal illness.

Outside of the university I am the Membership Secretary of the Association for the Study of Death and Society and a co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Study Group for the Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine